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Day: November 28, 2015

UK could be prosecuted for war crimes over missiles sold to Saudi Arabia that were used to kill civilians in Yemen
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

UK could be prosecuted for war crimes over missiles sold to Saudi Arabia that were used to kill civilians in Yemen

    Britain is at risk of being prosecuted for war crimes because of growing evidence that missiles sold to Saudi Arabia have been used against civilian targets in Yemen’s brutal civil war, Foreign Office lawyers and diplomats have warned. Advisers to Philip Hammond, the Foreign Secretary, have stepped up legal warnings that the sale of specialist missiles to the Saudis, deployed throughout nine months of almost daily bombing raids in west Yemen against Houthi rebels, may breach international humanitarian law. Since March this year, bombing raids and a blockade of ports imposed by the Saudi-led coalition of Sunni Gulf states have crippled much of Yemen. Although the political aim is to dislodge Houthi Shia rebels and restore the exiled President, Abed-Rabbo Mansour Hadi, thous...
Cyber crimes: Govt to write to Facebook for deal
Bangladesh, ENGLISH

Cyber crimes: Govt to write to Facebook for deal

    The government will write a letter to Facebook authorities tomorrow to strike a deal with it to be able to get in-formation about its users to ensure cyber security in Bangladesh. “I will write the letter as per our plan to strike the deal with Facebook,” Tarana Halim, state minister for posts and telecommunications, told reporters at The Daily Star centre today. The government is taking the initiative as the country becomes vulnerable to cyber attacks, especially through the use of Facebook, ministry sources said. Facebook showed their interest to sign the deal with Bangladesh government in 2006 on the condition that the networking site will not take responsibility for the users' posts. Tarana on November 17 informed reporters that the ruling Awami League-led government i...
The mystery of the £2m found in a safe which nobody wants to claim
ENGLISH, London

The mystery of the £2m found in a safe which nobody wants to claim

    Mayfair’s status as the most valuable property on the Monopoly board is well deserved. Its red-brick townhouses, apartment buildings and private casinos are among the world’s most exclusive. But the central London district also has its seedier side. The lanes and alleyways around Shepherd Market host a plethora of private detective agencies and tax firms catering for the billionaire international local traffic. Not to mention a fair sprinkling of brothels. For many years, also catering for the wealthy set, in a tall office building on nearby Park Street was a business housing safe deposit boxes. Here, in return for a copy of your passport and £1,500 a year, you could hire a lockable 72cm square box, no questions asked, to store whatever took your fancy. In the boom times b...
What’s the craic lads: Read this Irishman’s brilliant Facebook letter to ISIS
Arab world, ENGLISH

What’s the craic lads: Read this Irishman’s brilliant Facebook letter to ISIS

    An Irishman has penned a hilarious 'open letter' to ISIS following a spate of recent terror attacks in Paris, Egypt and Lebanon. 'Finchie Cova' wrote an 800+ word missive to the terrorists yesterday, asking them how they were and noting the chilling video they sent out this week branding Ireland as 'Europe's weakest link'. He tells them we're only here for the craic and warns them not to blow up famous chipper Leo Burdocks - but attacking Leitrim is fine. Plus, hitting pubs is well out of the question. He concludes by giving Da'esh 10 top tips before signing off. Posted on Thursday at 1.28pm, it has since been shared over 12,000 times and was shared 10,000 times in less than 24 hours. The letter, in full, reads: So after the past few weeks of s***e that's been floating aro...